Should you can’t discover a PS5 or Xbox Collection X, how about an $80,000 electrical sports activities automobile with comparable efficiency? Tesla simply introduced its refreshed Model S today, and a brand new “Plaid” powertrain isn’t its solely efficiency enhancement — the corporate claims the automobile can now compete with next-gen gaming consoles, because of a 10-teraflop gaming laptop that may apparently include each new mannequin.
Assuming that refers to GPU efficiency and Tesla isn’t wildly exaggerating, which may certainly be aggressive with a PS5 or Xbox Collection X, which provide 10.28 teraflops and 12 teraflops of uncooked GPU energy respectively. There’s more to performance than teraflops, though.
Now, you may ask: who’s going to place a recreation in your automobile which may truly benefit from a gaming PC? For that, I have to ask you to look intently on the pictures above and under. Behold: CD Projekt’s acclaimed sword-slinging journey The Witcher 3, simply as Musk foretold:
Need to play The Witcher recreation in your Tesla? (you’ll be able to already watch the present on Tesla Netflix theater)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 22, 2020
Listed below are numerous issues we nonetheless have no idea:
- Is The Witcher 3 truly coming to Tesla, and when? (We’ve requested CD Projekt.)
- Are you able to play it on the 17-inch, 2200 x 1300-pixel major show, or solely on the 8-inch second row show? Or each?
- Will you want a brand new controller? (Tesla says it has “wi-fi controller compatibility” however that’s all we all know.)
- Who’s making the GPU? (We’ve pinged Nvidia and AMD.)
- Who’s going to sit down of their $80,000 sports activities automobile and play a 70+ hour recreation? (fingers crossed for cloud saves)
- Why not Cyberpunk? (Okay, this one’s a joke.)
You possibly can see the claims for your self at Tesla’s Mannequin S web site, although they’re somewhat buried: you need to go to the shop, scroll all the way down to “Inside” and click on on “Characteristic Particulars.”
Tesla’s been bringing video games to its automobiles for some time now: we tried out Tesla Arcade on a Model 3 back in 2019, and each the primary degree of Cuphead and a automobile karaoke mode came to the company’s in-car software later that yr. Fallout Shelter was added to the automobiles final yr.